Tag: Buying A Home

Posted on 03/04/2019
How Many Property Showings Should You Schedule?
A home showing is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. In certain instances, buyers will set up dozens of showings to review a wide range of residences. Meanwhile, a buyer sometimes finds the perfect residence during his or her first home showing. Ultimately, there is no set number of showings that you will need to attend before you...
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Posted on 02/18/2019
Here's Why Move-In-Ready Homes Are Perfect
If you’re in the market to buy a home, you have a lot of options. Do you want to buy a fixer-upper? Should you get a home close to the city or nestled in the suburbs? How much can you spend on a home to get the amount of space you’ll need for you and your family. There are...
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Posted on 01/21/2019
Should You Request a Property Showing?
Requesting a home showing usually is a great idea if you find a residence you may want to buy. In addition, there are many things you can do to get the most out of any house showing, at any time. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you attend a home showing and determine if a...
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Posted on 12/31/2018
Become an Extraordinary Homebuyer
If you intend to buy a house in the foreseeable future, it pays to prepare. That way, you can enter the real estate market as an "extraordinary" homebuyer, i.e. someone who knows exactly what it takes to find a great house at an outstanding price. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help any homebuyer go from...
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Posted on 12/03/2018
Can You Find Your Dream House in a Single Day?
The amount of time it takes to find the perfect residence varies from buyer to buyer. In some instances, a buyer may fall in love with the first residence that he or she views in person. Or, in other cases, a buyer may need to attend several home showings and open house events before he or she finds the...
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Posted on 10/15/2018
3 Questions to Consider Before You Ask a Home Seller to Complete Repairs
For homebuyers, a home inspection is paramount. This inspection enables you to look closely at a house and identify any problem areas. It also may force you to rethink your decision to buy a house, particularly if you discover a wide range of problems during the inspection. Ultimately, it pays to consider your options following a home inspection. In...
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Posted on 10/08/2018
How To Make Home Showings More Effective
If you have been looking for homes online for some time, you may be tired of viewing them on a screen. While online home searches are helpful and a perfect starting point for finding a home, you need to see a home to get a feel for it. Whether you are attending open houses or have set up private...
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Posted on 10/01/2018
Home Showings: Everything That Buyers Need to Know
Home showings are valuable parts of the property buying cycle. If a homebuyer knows what to expect during a showing, this individual can get the information that he or she needs to determine whether a particular house is the right option. Now, let's take a look at three things that buyers need to know about home showings. 1. A...
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Posted on 09/17/2018
Buying a Home? Here's How to Use Appraisals and Self-Assessment to Determine the Right Price
Shopping for a house is a high-stakes game. If you’re a first-time buyer, it can be difficult to gauge the value of various components and features of a home. Appraisals are designed for just this reason. However, an appraisal is a subjective tool to determine a rough estimate. Furthermore, there are a number of things you can’t learn from...
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Posted on 09/10/2018
How Long Does It Take to Prepare an Offer to Purchase a House?
If you find your dream house, you likely want to submit an offer to purchase this residence as soon as possible. That way, you can avoid the danger of losing your ideal residence to a rival homebuyer. Although you may strive to quickly submit an offer to purchase your dream residence, it is important to allocate sufficient time to...
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Posted on 09/03/2018
Closing Costs 101: A Breakdown of Home Loan Closing Costs
Closing costs are usually an unavoidable part of buying a home. While there are ways to reduce some closing costs and fees, they are an expense you will likely have to consider when it comes time to save for a home. On average, buyers can expect to pay between 2 and 5 percent of the purchase price in closing...
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Posted on 08/27/2018
Are You Ready to Submit an Offer to Purchase?
An offer to purchase represents a key milestone in the homebuying journey. Ultimately, it helps to plan ahead to ensure you're ready to submit a homebuying proposal. Because if you know what it takes to put together a competitive offer to purchase a house, you can boost the likelihood that a home seller accepts your proposal. Now, let's take...
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